Crochet bear ears create the cutest little hats for little cuties. If you’re looking for a baby shower gift these chunky bear beanies are perfect. The bear ears crochet up quickly in super bulky yarn.
This post includes a photo tutorial for how to crochet these sweet teddy bear ears. Once you’ve worked up a pair of these crochet bear ears, head over to the free Chunky Bear Beanie pattern (if you haven’t already).
You can add these crochet ears to any hat. But the Chunky Bear Beanie pattern comes in all the sizes. So you can even make a matching family bear set. Maybe a siblings set?
When you have crocheted both your bear ears and beanie, it’s assembly time. After the bear ears tutorial here I’ve included how and where to sew those teddy bear ears on to your crochet hat.
Need the crochet hat first? Get the free Chunky Bear Beanie pattern here.
More Crochet Beanie Patterns
Pebbled Beanie-worsted weight textured beanie in all sizes.
Flurry Pop Beanie-super bulky yarn, also pictured in Hometown USA. This one skein pattern is in all sizes, and features bobbles.
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How to Crochet Bear Ears Video
- Small amount of matching yarn to your hat, #6 super bulky Hometown USA yarn is what I used.
- 9 mm hook, or hook to match yarn
- Yarn needle
- Measuring tape
1. Ears are worked in the round and sewn onto the hat.
2” x 2” = 4 hdc x 3 rows
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Time needed: 10 minutes.
Crochet Bear Ears
- Begin with a magic circle.
You can also ch 3 and slip stitch to the first chain to form a circle. But the magic circle is amazing.
- Double crochet into magic circle.
- Continue double crocheting into circle until you have 6 dc.
- Pull tail to close, creating a semi circle.
- Turn your work, ch 1 & sc into the same st. Continue to sc into each dc.
- Cut your yarn and leave a tail long enough to sew ear on-9” is plenty.
Repeat Steps 1-6 for the second ear.
Sew Ears on Hat
Lay hat flat in front of you.
1. Place ears along the top, on either side of the fold. For baby sizes place across rounds 3 & 4, for child-adult sizes place them across rounds 5 & 6.
2. Pin ears in place. In the following photos I have them loose to show you where to insert the needle.
3. Thread yarn tail into needle. Here I’m going to use both ends to secure the ear to the hat (and weave them away).
4. Slide needle under stitches of hat where ear is pinned. I usually go under two strands, so it’s not too stretchy.
5. Sew back up through bottom of ear and back down into stitches of the hat.
6. Rep steps 4 & 5 until entire bottom edge of ear is secure to hat.
7. Weave away ends.
Repeat for other ear on opposite side.